INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SPILLANE

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork first published in @The Evening Echo 2017-03-16 text under photo of article ************************************ Renowned for their live music broadcasting, this St Patricks Day TG4 will be transmitting a special concert that will be recorded on Friday 24 February in ‘Live At Saint Lukes’ with John Spillane and an array of guests. SpeakingContinue reading “INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SPILLANE”

A-Z of stuff to watch in 2016 – Part 1

tweet with me @ronanfromcork *** I was making notes to appear on a radio show on UCC 98.3FM / Cork Campus Radio for an A-Z of things to watch in 2016, and as the notes got more detailed I decided to turn into an article – hope it’s of use to you. If you enjoyContinue reading “A-Z of stuff to watch in 2016 – Part 1”

INTERVIEW WITH TERENCE DAVID MULLIGAN AND RAY BLACKWELL FOR NOEL REDDING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork first published in @The Evening Echo 2015-05-8 Text under photo of article ************************* Terry David Mulligan, the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ in 2012, found fresh impetus for an interview he did 45 years ago when he visited Clonakilty recently, “I hosted a TV series in 1968 inContinue reading “INTERVIEW WITH TERENCE DAVID MULLIGAN AND RAY BLACKWELL FOR NOEL REDDING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND”

RM Hubbert (from 2012)

tweety stuff –  @ronanfromcork _________________ this was originally written for http://wearenoise.com/ in 2012, which had a revamp a few months ago and doesn’t have an archive up yet. reposting this so as to share ahead of his concert at the Clonakilty Guitar Festival on Sunday 21 September. Can’t wait for it, but alas I must!Continue reading “RM Hubbert (from 2012)”

Just Bricks And Mortar (written in 2005)

follow me at @ronanfromcork I wrote this pretty much 10 years ago for a now defunct magazine, about the Lobby Bar which had recently closed for the first time, or maybe second… but it’s definitely long since closed. The Lobby’s owner, Pat Conway went on to open The Pavilion along with Joe Kelly & StevieContinue reading “Just Bricks And Mortar (written in 2005)”

Interview with Hank Wedel & Ray Barron

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork first published in The Evening Echo 2014-5-29 text of article below this a short film made by by Florry McCarthy Many would argue what the very bedrock of Irish music is the ‘session’, where a few musicians meet every week and like-minded people gravitate towards them. Hank Wedel and Ray Barron’s MondayContinue reading “Interview with Hank Wedel & Ray Barron”

Interview with Chris O’Neill of Triskel Christchurch / God Help The Girl

tweety stuff @ronanfromcork first published in The Evening Echo 2014-8-7 The Triskel Christchurch cinema has long been admired but it has a recently taken another step up, “I think this might be our best months programme to date” said Christopher O’Neill, head of Cinema, in conversation with Ronan Leonard. August also sees two new additionsContinue reading “Interview with Chris O’Neill of Triskel Christchurch / God Help The Girl”

Interview with September Girls, first published in The Evening Echo 2014-1-16

follow me @ronanfromcork Dublin based five-piece band September Girls have built up quite a following in Ireland and abroad in the two or so years they have been in existence, their debut full-length album ‘Cursing The Sea’ was released last week by the London based Fortuna POP! Label. Jessie, their lead guitarist and singer, spokeContinue reading “Interview with September Girls, first published in The Evening Echo 2014-1-16”

Interview With Ruairi O’Hagan of Feis Lebowski, first published in The Evening Echo 2014-7-24

follow me at @ronanfromcork text below the photo Feis Lebowski, one of the most charming fundraising events in Cork in recent years, is being held in The Beggarman on Saturday, it’s organiser Ruairi O’Hagan spoke with Ronan Leonard and gave The Evening Echo a little scoop… Firstly he explained that as well as screenings ofContinue reading “Interview With Ruairi O’Hagan of Feis Lebowski, first published in The Evening Echo 2014-7-24”